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Molli Nickell is the author of "Uncle Scam Want$ Your Money & Your Country," a collection of Politically Incorrect Fables. Her daily rants and fables also are available at her blog where she writes as a Granny Guerrilla to entertain and enlighten
I SHALL saunter into my oval office by noon every single day unless I have a golf game or beer summit scheduled.
I SHALL meet with my cabinet members for 15 minutes on the third Thursday of odd numbered months, unless Valerie (Jarrett) won’t let me.
I SHALL offer an olive branch to the new Republican Congress so I can whack them with it when they request compromise for their pro-America, pro-economy legislation. (Why would low-income families want 40-hour work weeks when they can just can kick back and enjoy my freebies of food stamps, welfare, and T-shirts?)
I SHALL designate March as “Jon Gruber Month” to honor him for collapsing Obamacare and guaranteeing achievement of my ultimate goal: single-payer Medicaid coverage for all Americans (except my elite friends).
I SHALL continue to support Al Sharpton’s racial extortion of major American corporations. To reward him for staging violent, race-baiting demonstrations, I shall forgive his $4.5 million dollar tax debt.
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I SHALL reward teacher unions and the Department of Dis-Education for maintaining failing schools that dumb down American kids by emphasizing attendance instead of teaching them the “3 R’s” . . . readin’, rightin’ and ‘rithmatic.
I SHALL allow Texas to secede from the Union. I will appoint Michelle as lifetime ambassador, stationed in her palace on the Rio Grande with a moat and panoramic view of illegals crossing the border.
I SHALL earn my rightful place in history by paying off the national debt when I sell the U.S. Navy to Cuba, the Statue of Liberty to France, and California, Oregon and Washington to China.
I SHALL give Uncle Vladi Putin (President of Russia) Alaska, which he can see from his winter palace. I’ll throw in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona and GITMO if he agrees to capture, torture, and re-educate my political enemies, including Tea Party extremists.
I SHALL incite Cuba and North Korea to join forces to capture Florida. Then I will negotiate a comprehensive surrender and cede all Southern States to the new country of “Baha Kimchee.”
I SHALL intensify my phony war against Islamic State by bombing goat paths, small vehicles, and burned out buildings. I will turn a blind eye as Islamic State slaughters Christians and beheads infidels in the process of establishing their Caliphate.
I SHALL vaporize the Israeli cockroaches by forming a covert, nuclear-armed coalition of Iran, Palestine, Hamas and Hezbolah, thereby fulfilling my redistribution goal to level the playing field by providing nukes to terrorists. Suck it up Bibi!
I SHALL appoint myself as President-for-Life of the remaining states with George Soros as Head of the Treasury and Valerie Jarrett as Vice-President (sorry Joe).
I SHALL live happily ever after in the Peoples Socialist Democracy of Amerika.
BTW: If you missed my last column, CLICK HERE to read about “Barack, the Energy Bunny of Blessings.”
2 Peter 1:2
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
If you would like to walk in a greater measure of God’s favor, 2 Peter 1:2 says that grace, which is the undeserved favor of God, and peace, can be multiplied to you. Peace is the word “shalom” in Hebrew. Its definition includes wholeness, health, safety and provision. So when you walk in divine favor and peace, you will walk in blessings in every area of your life!
But how do the undeserved favor and shalom of God increase in your life?
It is not by your laboring or toiling to earn it. The Bible says that it comes as your knowledge of Jesus and His finished work increases. It comes as you learn more about and believe that through Jesus’ one sacrifice at the cross, God removed all your sins, gave you His righteousness as a gift and put you in Christ to enjoy everything Jesus has. God’s favor is multiplied in your life when you simply believe that the favor of God that is on Christ is also on you because of what Jesus’ work at the cross has accomplished.
Today, you don’t have to struggle for favor. Just release it by speaking forth God’s Word in faith. On your way to work, say, “God’s favor surrounds me as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:12) As you continue to speak God’s favor over your life out of a revelation of Jesus’ finished work, you will see more of it being released.
When I first entered the workforce, I began to declare the favor of God in my job. Every time I was given a new assignment, I proclaimed that the divine favor of God was on me. The company began to prosper and I was blessed financially. By the time I left the company to serve God full-time, my income had increased so that I was in the top 15 per cent of earners in my age group in Singapore.
Today, in your workplace or at home, begin to declare the favor of God by faith. Expect to receive preferential treatment wherever you are. Say, “I am surrounded with the favor of God because of Jesus’ finished work. I have favor before God and man!” And see God’s favor work for you!
CRAZY: Muslims on Food Stamps DEMAND Food Meet Islamic Requirements (VIDEO)
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Army Sgt. Jordan Vaughn (Ret.), who served in the same company as Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and participated in the search for Bergdahl, said that “it really seems like they’re [the Army] dragging their feet” on the investigation into Bergdahl’s actions on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.
“It really seems like they’re dragging their feet, Brian, I’m not sure why at this point, they’ve had plenty of time, five years to conduct this investigation just missing an interview with Bergdahl. So, it’s very frustrating” he stated.
Vaughn then re-stated prior allegations that Bergdahl deserted and radio traffic indicated that he was looking to join the Taliban, and reported that his squad leader was killed searching for Bergdahl.
He continued, “it angers me beyond words, when they say ‘wait until the report comes out to try and condemn him, we were there. It’s kind of like witnessing a murder and then you’re one of the witnesses and they say, ‘well, wait ’til the trial.’ Well, no, I saw him kill the guy, I don’t need to wait for the trial, I know what happened.”
Vaughn declared that Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby’s calls that people should wait for the investigation to concluded “does sound like the administration narrative, doesn’t it? He served with honor and distinction, according to them. So, he’s saying he’s an active duty soldier and he’s innocent until proven guilty, that sounds great. But we did lose actual soldiers, real soldiers, who were quality, searching for this waste of oxygen.”
He concluded “I want to see a guilty conviction for desertion. I know he did time, per se, with the Taliban. The character of that time has yet to be established, whether that was amicable or not. So, I really want to see a dishonorable discharge. I want to see benefits revoked, and I would feel vindicated if that happened.”
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An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are “voluntary.”
Breitbart Texas spoke with one of the “judges,” Dr. Taher El-badawi. He said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of “non-binding dispute resolution.” El-badawi said their organization is “a tribunal, not arbitration.” A tribunal is defined by Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a court or forum of justice.” The four Islamic attorneys call themselves “judges” not “arbitrators.”
El-badawi said the tribunal follows Sharia law to resolve civil disputes in family and business matters. He said they also resolve workplace disputes.
In matters of divorce, El-badawi said that “while participation in the tribunal is voluntary, a married couple cannot be considered divorced by the Islamic community unless it is granted by the tribunal.” He compared their divorce, known as “Talaq,” as something similar to the Catholic practice of annulment in that the church does not recognize civil divorce proceedings as ending a marriage.
He also said there is a difference between how a man and a woman can request a divorce under their system. “The husband can request the divorce directly from the tribunal,” El-badawi stated. “The wife must go to an Imam who will request the divorce for her.” He called it “two paths to the same result.” The practice of Khula is the process where a wife can initiate a divorce proceeding and where the husband can agree to the divorce in exchange for a financial compensation. It appears the wife must agree to give up any claim to the “dower” that was not already paid or to return it if it has already been paid. Once the financial issues are resolved the husband can then proclaim the Talaq (divorce).
El-badawi said they follow Texas family law when it comes to child support, visitation, and custody. He said that in most cases, custody of children is awarded to the mother.
Breitbart Texas asked what happens when there is a conflict between Sharia law and Texas law. El-badawi said most of the time, the laws are in agreement. When pushed further he admitted that, “we follow Sharia law.” However, he explained, “If the parties are not satisfied with the tribunal’s decision, they do not have to accept it and they can take the matter to Texas civil courts.” He did not say what the social ramifications of rejecting the “judge’s” decision would be.
The website for the Islamic Tribunal states, “The courts of the United States of America are costly and consist of ineffective lawyers. Discontent with the legal system leads many Muslims in America to postpone justice in this world and opt for an audience on the Day of Judgment.”
It goes on to state, “It is with this issue that Muslims here in America are obligated to find a way to solve conflicts and disputes according to the principles of Islamic Law and its legal heritage of fairness and justice in a manner that is reasonable and cost effective.”
In explaining Sharia law, the website states, “Stoning adulterers, cutting of the hands, polyandry and the like (all can be traced in the relevant literature and can be explained in their Islamic legal mentality and rational context in fairness and justice), are mainly a part of Islamic Criminal Law. In fact criminal law within Islam only makes up a fraction of the Shari’ah. It is unscholarly and unfair to generalize that type of understanding, that is Criminal Law, to compromise the whole of Islamic law if we stick to speaking in technical terms.”
The website lists four “judges:” Imam Yusuf Z.Kavakci, Imam Moujahed Bakhach, Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh and Dr. El-badawi. It states the Islamic Tribunal resolves business disputes, divorce (Talaq) cases, community problems, serious family problems, and Khula.
El-badawi restated several times that participation in the tribunal is voluntary. However, he would not discuss what happens to someone who did not follow their rulings.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue...
Call Forth What You Want To See
When God saw darkness covering the waters, He said, “Let there be light,” and light existed. When Jesus saw a man’s withered hand, He said, “Stretch out your hand.” The man stretched it out and found it made whole.
Beloved, speak the good that you want to see, and not the bad that you may see in your circumstances. Instead of seeing yourself jobless, see yourself with a great job and call it forth. Say, “Because I’m God’s beloved, He will provide me with a fantastic job.” Then, start sending out those résumés!
Perhaps you want to get married. Instead of seeing yourself single for the rest of your life, see yourself having a wonderful marriage and call it forth. Say, “Because God favors me, I can’t wait to meet my life partner!” Then, trust the Lord to lead and position you to meet the right person!
Speak good over yourself because you know that God is for you, and step into the good plans that He has for you!
(Breitbart) – On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch,” host Tony Perkins asked guest Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) to revisit remarks he made regarding Muslims and the threat of radical Islam.
In his discussion with Perkins, however, he warned of the dangers of immigrants not assimilating to American culture.
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“[O]ne of the great about America is it doesn’t matter if you’ve been here five minutes or a hundred years, we have folks that come here, want to be Americans,” Jindal said. “They join our military, they start companies, they work to create a better community. And that’s wonderful. What’s not acceptable is people that want to come and conquer us. That’s not immigration, by the way, that’s colonization. If someone wants to come here and change our fundamental culture and our values. If they want to come here and they want to set up their own culture and values that’s not immigration, that’s really invasion — if you’re honest about it. Of course, the politically correct crowd when you say things like they’ll call you racist — but this is a particular threat we face. And if we’re not serious about this we’re going to see more lone wolf actors. We’re going to see more folks come into our country just like you’ve seen in other countries — the horrific shootings in Paris.”
Republicans in the Senate are planning to use their first high-profile confirmation hearing to put Eric Holder on trial.
GOP lawmakers plan to use Wednesday’s examination of Loretta Lynch, the federal prosecutor picked by President Obama to replace Holder as attorney general, to air long-standing grievances with the Obama administration.
They’ve long seen Holder and Obama as skirting the law on hot-button issues such as immigration, counterterrorism, tax enforcement and drug policies. And the president’s frequent use of executive action and regulation has drawn accusations that he’s exceeding his authority under the Constitution.
“I think there’s an erosion of confidence in the Department of Justice on the fundamental question of whether the attorney general politicizes the office,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Tuesday. “We need an attorney general that won’t politicize the office.”
But while GOP lawmakers are relishing the opportunity to sink their teeth into Holder’s record, they also concede Lynch — barring any misstep — is likely to be confirmed.
Her reputation as being tough on crime has won praise from both sides of the aisle, with Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly calling her a “hero” last week, leaving the White House confident she’ll win over the Senate.
One aide said Tuesday the White House was “looking forward to Mrs. Lynch showing the Senate Judiciary Committee and the American public just why she is so qualified for this position.”
While Lynch’s nomination appears assured, as Democrats need only a handful of Republicans to cross the aisle and support her nomination, she might have trouble staying out of the partisan crossfire at her confirmation hearing.
Republicans will be looking for areas where Lynch will demonstrate distance from Holder, who remains anathema to many on the right, and intend to ask her how she plans to do things differently.
“The Justice Department is a big mess,” said Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), “and we want to know how she’s going to straighten out the department.”
One of the biggest points of contention will undoubtedly be immigration on the heels of the president’s announcement late last year that he would use prosecutorial discretion to defer deportation for up to 5 million illegal immigrants.
Republican lawmakers have argued the move is unprecedented and extrajudicial, and at least one lawmaker on the Judiciary Committee — Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) — plans to oppose Lynch’s nomination in protest.
Sessions, who also sits on the panel, has been among the Senate’s most outspoken opponents of the president’s executive action. And Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said he’d judge her qualifications for the job based on how she responded to questions about the president’s immigration plan.
Another Judiciary panel member, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), said he had two things he wanted Lynch to address: his push for the DOJ to target Internet gambling more aggressively and his concern over efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
The witness list released ahead of the hearing suggests other issues Republicans could use to score points by attacking Holder’s tenure.
The committee has invited former CBS News reporter Sheryl Attkisson, who investigated the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program, to appear before the panel. Congress held Holder in contempt for withholding documents from a House panel investigating the program.
After leaving CBS to join the Heritage Foundation, Attkisson filed a $35 million lawsuit against Holder accusing the federal government of spying on her.
Questions about the Justice Department’s treatment of journalists will be amplified by another witness, Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University professor known for having called for Holder’s resignation over the government’s seizure of phone records belonging to The Associated Press.
Holder has since moved to alter department guidelines to offer additional protections to journalists by limiting subpoenas of reporters and news organizations.
But Turley has also led House GOP legal efforts against the White House, charging executive overreach, with Republicans indicating the president’s use of executive power would again be an issue.
“I bet everyone of the 10 [Republican] senators will have a question about executive action,” Grassley said.
What Is Liberty?
Actually, what is the political struggle that we witness? It is the instinctive struggle of all people toward liberty. And what is this liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties — liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, of labor, of trade? In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism — including, of course, legal despotism? Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?
It must be admitted that the tendency of the human race toward liberty is largely thwarted. This is greatly due to a fatal desire — learned from the teachings of antiquity — that our writers on public affairs have in common: They desire to set themselves above mankind in order to arrange, organize, and regulate it according to their fancy. _ Frederic Bastiat
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